Puglia, the region in the heel of Italy’s boot, is known for its beautiful towns and villages. Ostuni, the coastline and Salento are definitely the main areas of interest for tourists.
If you drive around Puglia, especially in the beautiful Valle D’Itria, you will spot Ostuni long before you get there. It's a a white city that rises above an immense olive trees. Less than an hour away, you will spot unique architecture like the conical trulli of Alberobello and the extravagant baroque of Lecce.
Puglia is considered a place for explorers and the ones that simply like to discover beauty and enjoy spontaneous Italian moments.
Here are five spots you shouldn’t miss:
Masseria Moroseta is a contemporary 'masseria' surrounded by ancient olive trees and it offers a pleasant atmosphere where you can spend a day at the spa, by the pool or just chill under the trees.
Address: Contrada Lamacavallo, 72017 Ostuni BR
If you are looking for a typical kiosk-type restaurant by the water and you want to experience the authenticity of Puglia, you should head to Il Principe del mare. It’s a very understatement restaurant, characterized for its plastic tables and chairs positioned on pebbles that offers fresh fish right next to the water.
Address: SP90, 25, 72015 Savelletri BR
Guna Beach offers stunning clear blue water, lovely views up the coast and a wide beach. It has a restaurant where you can have lunch or get snacks throughout shaded grassy.
Address: Contrada Apani, 2/a, 72100 Punta Penna, Brindisi BR
Il cortiletto is the right place if you are looking for a trendy dinner with your pal. It offers cozy tables under vaulted ceilings for the cooler months and an open-ceiling courtyard for summer evenings. The atmosphere is charming and elegant, but not too formal and the service will make you feel like at home.
Address: Via Famiglia de Nicastri, 26, 71036 Lucera FG
If you are missing your yoga class and want to cultivate your spirituality, you should visit Ashram Bhole Baba, an Indian temple between trulli where people reunite to share and meditate.
Address: Contrada Portarino, 10, 72017 Ostuni BR